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ABC
Jan 9, 2017 5:00pm PST
anthony is there live with more tonight. laura. >> reporter: well, hi dan. i was going to tell you how it hadn't rained all day but it just started raining. it is pouring here. let's show you where i'm standing right now. this is woler road. this road normally would go through all the way to healdsburg, but you can see it is inundated with water. this is the russian river overflowing its banks. it has been this way all day. according to the local supervisor, it's the highest it's been in over eight years. as far as the eye can see, the russian river has overflowed its banks. the once pristine shoreline now awash in a sea of mud and deb s debris. residents many of them living in tents, moved out before the flooding. >> it's spectacular to see the river come back and north nature say you occupy a lot of space here, but i'm in charge. >> reporter: down the road to the west, the river bend rv park is largely under water. fortunately, not before most of the rigs relocated to higher ground. >> i live in santa rosa, but this kind of thing interests me and i like to take pictures of it so i c
ABC
Jan 5, 2017 4:00pm PST
in east oakland on outlook avenue near 66th, near mills college. laura anthony is live near the scene and joins us with the latest. >> reporter: hi lar rah. first the update on the condition of the little girl. see is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. the shots rang out in this neighborhood just before noon today here on the 6600 block of outlook avenue. oakland police say the 22-month-old toddler was shot once while in a car with her mother. investigators don't know yet whether it was unprovoked or an exchange of gunfire between two cars. from what neighbors tell us, there were many shots fired in rapid succession. >> it was about maybe four or five and then there was a pause and then there was another probably four. to me it sounded like it was probably nine or ten total. >> the mother and the child were in a vehicle at the time of the shooting, and again, the child did sustain a gunshot wound, 22-month-old little girl. >> now police confirm they are investigating to see whether today's shooting of the little girl was in some way related to the murder of a man
ABC
Jan 10, 2017 5:00pm PST
neighborhood near downtown where water from an overflowing creek has just been rising all day. >> laura anthony joins us live from the scene. laura? >> reporter: hi, kristen. well, it is pouring here. it has been pouring all day. i'm just a couple of blocks off the main drag here in guerneville. let's take a look at this. this is the neighborhood that's been watching the water rise all day, probably up about two feet since we have been here. the russian river itself is doing pretty well, it's actually down a little bit from yesterday, but this is from the creek, five creek, causing trouble for folks here all day. despite the pleas of her children, 83-year-old evie martinelli did not want to leave her trailer home until she had to as the floodwaters prompted the russian river fire department to go in and get her. >> i was about to go in, swim in there and get her out. yeah, because i swim and she comes behind me. so i didn't know what i was going to do. >> she wasn't going to leave? >> no. she wanted to stay in there and sit on the counter. i said you're insane. i said you need to come out. >> r
ABC
Jan 13, 2017 5:00pm PST
storms left more than 10 feet of snow in some places. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live tonight from the snowy village at north star. wow, laura. >> reporter: hi, kristen. let me give you a few more numbers. 24 feet above 8,000 feet. that's how much snow has fallen here in tahoe over the past week. that is the most snow here since 2011. you can see a lot of it right here in the village at north star. a picture doesn't lie, not this one. that is snow and lots of it, the kind measured in feet, not inches. especially high in this neighborhood in the high sierra. >> when we showed up, it was probably at 11 feet. we've taken -- you can see the snow line where it was. it was pretty high and it's taken us a couple of hours to get to this point. >> and we are on day eight of school being cancelled. >> reporter: in downtown truckee, this teacher hasn't been to work in a week and a local emergency declared because of all the snow that's landed here. >> it was very shocking to everybody. i think in the past, you know, they kind of prepare us for these big storms and they kind of wash out.
ABC
Jan 19, 2017 5:00pm PST
quiet east bay neighborhood. >> those victimized spoke only to abc7 news. laura anthony is live in antioch. laura? >> reporter: delivery drivers are on high alert. it's not clear at this point why these suspects chose the same address for two different robberies because the people who live there told us they didn't order any takeout. >> they just surrounded me and started cursing me. >> reporter: he's a pizza driver, the first of two robbed on two consecutive nights at the same address in one antioch neighborhood. >> they took my money and the pizza and tried to get my phone but i didn't give it to them. >> that was monday night. tuesday, it happened again, this time to a driver delivering chinese takeout. several young men jumped out from behind bushes, beat and robbed him. he rang the door bell and asked the unwitting homeowner for help. this woman says her family lives in the house near where both attacks occurred. >> these group of people have violated the sense of security for not only them but for may family in that neighborhood. >> she's a regular customer where one of th
ABC
Jan 4, 2017 5:00pm PST
anthony is live at city hall with the story tonight. laura, hope she stays a while. >> reporter: that's right, dan. it appears at this point the city council here still needs to approve her contract, but it does appear that anne kirkpatrick is set to become this city's next top cop. seven months after she characterized the culture of her police force as a frat house, oakland mayor libby chaaf announced anne kirkpatrick as the city's first female chief. >> we were not looking for a man or a woman, but someone who would deliver leadership, someone who would hold the department accountable for a level and standard of conduct that i know both men and women want. >> i am a leader who is cloaked as a woman. and i'm grateful for being a woman, but i will be your leader. >> reporter: anne kirkpatrick has 34 years of law enforcement experience, a former chief in spokane, she most recently worked in chicago. appointed by the mayor there to lead reform efforts. some hope she'll do the same here. >> she knows what she's getting herself into. she knows that we are a relatively high crime city tha
ABC
Jan 18, 2017 5:00pm PST
-elect donald trump's inauguration. >> laura anthony is live in oakland with the preparations under way. laura? >> reporter: hi, eric. the big demonstration is not expected here in oakland until friday morning. while we haven't seen any businesses boarding up their windows, at least not yet, we have seen the city and the businesses preparing in other ways. despite the rain, oakland city employees hit the streets to bring downtown business owners up to speed on the protests and demonstrations expected to begin early friday. >> we can anticipate with the inauguration on friday a lot of activity. >> reporter: city officials will activate their emergency operation center and all police days off have been cancelled to both manage the large crowds and handle potentia problems like oakland saw after the election. >> the destruction has damaged the reputation of some of the activists and organizers, and so what we're hearing is that there is a focus more on disruption than destruction. >> we're expecting 10,000 to 20,000. it really depends on the weather. >> reporter: the largest event will bow saturd
ABC
Jan 25, 2017 5:00pm PST
anthony is live at the solano county jail to explain, laura, how they cracked this case. >> reporter: hi, dan. already in prison for another murder, marvin markle has been moved to this jail in solano county to stand trial for a tragedy that this community has been agonizing over for three decades. it was a murder that rocked an entire community. november, 1982, the body of a 14-year-old, deanna lynn johnson, was found next to train tracks, out in the open, badly beaten just blocks from her vacaville home. >> we miss her very much. >> reporter: now finally her mother and father of the news they have been waiting three decades to hear. the arrest of a long-time suspect, 51-year-old marvin markle. >> and we are encouraged that the truth will prevail and finally justice will be done. >> it's been cruel to this community for way too long. >> reporter: vacaville police chief john carly said deanna's case became very personal to all who worked on it. from the day the ninth grader was reported missing after failing to come home from a neighborhood party. then 17 years old, markle was there too.
ABC
Jan 5, 2017 5:00pm PST
east oakland near mills college. laura anthony is there live and begins our team coverage for you. laura? >> reporter: hi dan. the police have cleared out now but they did spend several hours here collecting evidence that includes looking for video surveillance footage of this incident. police are also looking into whether this shooting today of the little girl is somehow related to the murder of a man in another part of town yesterday. >> it was about maybe four or five and then there was a pause and then there was another probably four. >> reporter: the shots rang out in an east oakland neighborhood before noon, a quick succession, a pause and several more. >> right after the last gunshot i heard a car peeling abe. it's horrible. it's awful. it's the most kind of awful you could imagine. >> reporter: another neighbor heard it, too, but didn't want us to show her face. >> i just heard five or six gunshots, and they sounded very close, right outside my window almost. oftentimes we hear gunshots around here but you don't see any police action so the minute i saw the police, i thoug
ABC
Jan 30, 2017 5:00pm PST
chain in berkeley is already doing. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live from the 1951 coffee company on channing way. laura? >> reporter: hi, kristen. this cafe has been in the works now for a couple of years. it just happened to open at this time, which is timely, given the orders coming from the new president. a refugee from syria is doing her best to keep her mind on her work as a barista at the newly opened 1951 coffee company in berkeley. the 18-year-old student is keenly aware that president trump's travel ban on people from predominantly muslim countries, including syria, could deeply affect others like her. >> it's really hard to be focused on my homework or studies because i'm thinking all the time like what's going to happen for the other refugees or even for me. >> reporter: opened just last week, the cafe is run by a nonprofit that exclusively hires refugees as employees. >> we have eight employees right now from seven different countries. >> reporter: doug hewitt is one of the founders of 1951 coffee. >> we really hope that people will look and see what we're doi
ABC
Jan 2, 2017 5:00pm PST
in four years. >>> down but not out, a day after their team suffered another setback. laura anthony is joining us live at raiders headquarters. head coach jack del rio just briefed reporters. laura? >> reporter: well, hi, larry. others may be writing off the oakland raiders in the wake of injuries to both derek carr and matt mcgloin, you won't hear any of that here at team headquarters. in fact head coach jack del rio told us with a void comes an opportunity. >> how are you doing? >> ugly game yesterday, ugly game yesterday. >> reporter: it was a different kind of new year's hangover for oakland raiders fans, the kind that comes with watching yet another quarterback go down. >> what were you thinking when you saw mcgloin go down yesterday? >> oh, lord. that's all i could say. >> reporter: with the injury to backup matt mcgloin, the raiders' chances of winning the afc west went out the door, though third string rookie, connor cook, seemed to hold his own. the raiders and their fans are clearly feeling victimized. >> now we've got to go to houston, so we're not feeling too well. at le
ABC
Jan 3, 2017 5:00pm PST
's parents. laura anthony is live with the details. >> reporter: these alleged incidents have been investigated by both the school district here and the police department over the past year, and so far no charges have been filed. now with this lawsuit, though, a popular teacher here is under fire. >> he didn't do anything that justifies any treatment of this nature. >> reporter: attorney larry cook says his client, then an 11-year-old student at los perales elementary had duct tape placed over his mouth twice in a one-month period last year. >> the first occasion, duct tape was placed over his mouth and face and in front of his entire class, fifth grade. and on the second occasion, the student was forced to put the duct tape on the student's own mouth. >> reporter: after the boy's parents complained, the school district reported the incidents to police but an initial investigation yielded no charges. >> recently the young man who was involved was made available to us for an interview and so we just conducted an interview with him last week. we will be taking that new information al
KOFY
Jan 5, 2017 9:00pm PST
near mills college. laura anthony with more. >> it's horrible. i mean it's awful. most awful you can imagine. >> reporter: the mother ever a young son, claire stanley says the sounds were unmistakable and way to close to her home in east oakland. >> four or five and then a pause and another four, right after the last gun shot heard a car peeling away. >> reporter: another neighbor heard it too. >> sound close, right outside the window. oftentimes hear them but don't see police action. minute i saw the police, i thought wow. >> reporter: a 22-month-old toddler shot once in a car with mother. investigators don't know yet if unprovoked or exchange of gun tire between two cars and investigating whether the shooting related to murder yesterday on myrtle street. >> that was first first homicide of 2017 and going to look at if there is any connection. >> this is out of control. there's no reason for this. babies being killed or shot? that's crazy. don't make no sense. >> killing the community. innocent people, babies, women. everybody's getting caught up in the cross fire. >> reporter: poli
ABC
Jan 8, 2017 4:30pm PST
is credited with reducing premature births by more than a third. abc7 news reporter laura anthony filed this story in august. >> it's a program that's proving the value of shared experience -- moms-to-be at oakland's highland hospital undergoing their prenatal care together. it's called centering, and it's credited with reducing preterm deliveries by 33% to 47%. >> when babies are newly born, do they have a lot of head support? >> in centering, you bring it all out in the open. everyone gets to share their experiences and their fears and their hopes, and they learn that they're not alone, that everybody's having similar experiences or, if they're having different experiences, they can determine what's normal, what's of concern. >> besides the usual blood pressure and weight checks, centering includes group sessions in the late stages of pregnancy -- 8 to 12 women with similar due dates. >> they said that the milk is -- for the first six months -- is the best. >> elicia alvarez is expecting her third child but is getting valuable, new information this time. >> i was a lot younger when i
ABC
Jan 11, 2017 5:00pm PST
see, it's a huge undertaking. live near pinole, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> thank goodness indeed. laura, thank you. >>> well, to the south now, where first responders surveyed the damage today. floodwaters swallowed up homes and forced evacuations. >> this area is in hollister, about an hour south of san jose. population about 37,000. >> abc 7 news reporter david louie is there live with what's happening there. >> reporter: you can see that the floodwaters are still very much evident here on lovers lane in hollister. the 50 homes here on the street are so glad that the rain has abated for th time being, but you know they have got a big cleanup job ahead and many of them are saying that they're very concerned that this is all going to happen again. never did so much water rise so fast and flood 50 homes. sky 7 was overhead as the advancing water took overpass tours, vineyards and a ranch style house. between 2 and 3 feet of water soaked his carpeting and left a water mark in the bathroom there will be plenty of work to dry out and repair the damage. >> i'll be removing some drywal
ABC
Jan 12, 2017 5:00pm PST
california, the drought is still very much in place. laura anthony, abc7 news. >>> the rain is not done yet. more showers fell today. you can see umbrellas popping up in san francisco. >> meteorologist sandhya patel has more. >> we are out of the drought in the bay area. something we've been waiting for for years. if you look at the statewide area down to our south, extreme exceptional drought continues so it's not completely done. 35% of california is drought-free, which is encouraging. on live doppler 7, we're tracking showers in the peninsula as we take you down to street level here. burlingame, highway 101 is slick for the evening commute. also, for menlo park to palo alto around stanford, we're seeing the wet roadways. really light showers. it's been mixed precipitation over the hill. the pinks, blues, purples indicating snow over the mt. hamilton area and to our north, highway 101, geyersville. so here's a look at the current stage. it's at 32 feet. flood stage is at 32. we're still there. flood warning remains until 2:48 a.m. i expect the river to continue to recede. solano county, u
KOFY
Jan 13, 2017 9:00pm PST
. the centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next week. the slopes busy. laura anthony was at north star which had more than nine feet of new snow. >> reporter: what's not to like? the skiing, that is, after the epic storm in the high sierra that left a ten feet, give or take around the resorts. >> it was chest deep in some places, smooth, easy to go through. >> it's incredible to have so much snow so fast. it's setting us up for a freight weeke -- great weekend. the whole community is so excited. they were snow dancing and it worked. >> reporter: the tricky part will be getting here, not so much because of the snow but the traffic. though caltrans has done its own epic job of clearing the way for drivers coming up for the long holiday weekend. those not looking to ski can shop, at least that's what they're hoping in downtown truckee, draped in its own fresh layer of snow. >> i think it is beautiful. we need it. everybody's excited. tourists coming. it's a holiday weekend. it's going to be excellent. >> reporter: and though so much snow creates a lot of work, it's the kind often don
ABC
Jan 27, 2017 5:00pm PST
reporter laura anthony has the story. >> reporter: it's a surveillance video that shows a man walking late at night in a castro valley neighborhood. a man police hope can help solve the murder of andrea sangt john 12 days before christmas. sheriffs are also looking for a car seen in the neighborhood around the same time. a 2011 to 2013 toyota corolla like this one. >> we're not naming this person as a suspect, but we're saying they're a person of interest, maybe either a witness or somebody that we need to alleviate as being involved in this case. >> reporter: a widow, a mother and grandmother, st. john was found dead inside the garage of her home, a house that had been set on fire the night of december 13th. an autopsy revealed that st. john was murdered before the fire. neighbors tell us they haven't been able to rest easy in the weeks since st. john's murder here and they won't until police make an arrest. >> and i'm deathly afraid every day. >> reporter: franny irwin can see st. john's gutted home from her front porch almost directly across the street. >> so it's definitely a hard time
ABC
Jan 4, 2017 4:00pm PST
anthony was there and joins us live now from city hall with the story. laura. >> reporter: hi, larry. well, she's known as a reformer in other cities, but kirkpatrick could have her hands full taking over this department in oakland. while some may characterize it as a mess, she calls it an opportunity. >> i think it's the greatest opportunity in america policing today. >> reporter: she is oakland's first female police chief, filling a void left open for seven months as the new head of a force that's been rocked by scandal and a succession of leaders. >> i do have the courage, indeed, of holding officers accountable, but that includes myself. but for the men and women of the oakland police department, i also want you to know that in this chief, i have the courage to stand by you. >> reporter: the mayor said community input was the cornerstone of the chief's selection. >> oaklanders wanted a leader with integrity, able to change culture. >> reporter: and kirkpatrick has 34 years of law enforcement experience, a former chief in spokane, she most recently worked in chicago. appointed boy the m
ABC
Jan 2, 2017 6:00pm PST
quarterback during the loss to the broncos. laura anthony live in oakland with that story. laura? >> reporter: hi, larry. just when you thought things couldn't get worse for the raiders, their backup quarterback is hurt in a key game. while others may be writing off this team, you won't hear any of that here from their fans or their head coach. it's been a tough couple of weeks for the raiders and their nation. from pre-holiday visions of going all the way to the super bowl. >> mcgloin has to lean back. he's getting pressured. >> to the host holiday blues. >> you saw mcgloin went down yesterday. what were you thinking? >> oh, lord. >> the raiders chances of winning the afc west went out the door. though connor cook seemed to hold his own, the raiders and their fans are feeling victimized. >> we've won all year as a team. we lose as a team. it wasn't a good day for us. >> now we got to go to houston. we're not doing too well, raider nation is kind of tough. >> that's not to say that raider nation lost the faith. backs against the wall and all. >> it's a touchdown. >> i hope we can go over and
ABC
Jan 19, 2017 4:00pm PST
bay neighborhood. >> those victimized spoke only to abc7 news. laura anthony is live in ant a antioch. laura? >> reporter: here in one antioch neighborhood, police believe teenagers are calling in bogus orders and then lying in wait. >> four guys ordered a pizza and i went to go serve it to them and they just attacked me. >> reporter: mike trevors is a pizza delivery driver. the first of two drivers robbed on two consecutive nights at the same address in one antioch neighborhood. >> they took my money and my -- the pizza and they tried to get my phone but i didn't give it to them. >> reporter: that was monday night. the next night, tuesday, it happened again. this time, to a driver delivering chinese takeout to the same address on swallow way. as they approached the door, several men jumped out of bushes, beat and robbed him. >> some group of people used our home address to order takeout. >> reporter: this woman says her family lives in the house near where both attacks occurred. >> it is very disturbing for the neighborhood because people no longer feel safe in their home
ABC
Jan 18, 2017 6:00pm PST
. laura anthony is in oakland with a look at the preparations, laura? >> reporter: hi, ama. oakland saw it's share of protests with the inauguration upon us, they are hoping to avoid a repeat performance. this city employee spent his day going door to door in oakland's downtown business district doing out reach, providing information to business owners that might be concerned about upcoming demonstrations. >> we can anticipate with the inauguration on friday, a lot of activity. >> reporter: city officials will activate the emergency operation center and old police days off are cancelled to manage large crowds and handle problems like oakland saw after the election. >> the destruction has damaged the reputation of some of the activists and organizers and so what we're hearing is there is a focus more on disruption than destruction. >> reporter: the largest event will be saturday with the women's march through downtown. >> we talked with a good amount of businesses that actually said they were going to have a table right outside of their business, and cheering us on. >> reporter: iris will b
ABC
Jan 5, 2017 6:00pm PST
66th and outlook in east oakland near mills college. laura anthony is there live and begins our team coverage on this. laura? >> police do not think this little girl was the intended target. but that someone with her may have been. they're looking into whether this shooting today may have been related to a murder yesterday. >> it's horrible. it's awful. it's the most kind of awful you could imagine. >> the mother of a young son claire stanley says the sounds were unmistakable. and way too close to her mills mont neighborhood home in east oakland. >> there was a pause and probably another four. right after the last gunshot i heard a car peeling away. >> another neighbor heard it too, but didn't want us to show her face. >> i heard five or six gunshots and they sounded very close, right outside my window, almost. >> often times we hear gunshots around here, we don't see any police action. the minute i saw the police, i thought, wow! >> a 22-month-old toddler was shot once investigators don't know yet whether it was unprovoked or an exchange of gunfire between two cars. they're inv
KOFY
Jan 5, 2017 7:00pm PST
anthony is there live and begins our team coverage on this. laura? >> police do not think this little girl was the intended target. but that someone with her may have been. they're looking into whether this shooting today may have been related to a murder yesterday. >> it's horrible. it's awful. it's the most kind of awful you could imagine. >> the mother of a young son claire stanley says the sounds were unmistakable. and way too close to her mills mont neighborhood home in east oakland. >> there was a pause and probably another four. right after the last gunshot i heard a car peeling away. >> another neighbor heard it too, but didn't want us to show her face. >> i heard five or six gunshots and they sounded very close, right outside my window, almost. >> often times we hear gunshots around here, we don't see any police action. the minute i saw the police, i thought, wow! >> a 22-month-old toddler was shot once investigators don't know yet whether it was unprovoked or an exchange of gunfire between two cars. they're investigating whether the girl's shooting was related to a man's murder y
ABC
Jan 30, 2017 6:00pm PST
the changes under way. laura anthony spent the day there to get some perspective and joins us live, laura. >> reporter: well hi, dan, huge coffee chain, starbucks, announcing that they will hire 10,000 freenls over the next five years. it's something that coffee store is already doing. along with donating the proceeds to the refugee community. it's a coffee shop where all the employees are refugees. and all the proceeds go to their community. a newly opened, nonprofit called 1951 coffee company. >> we have eight employees right now from seven different countries. >> doug hewitt is one of the founders of 1951 coffee. >> we really hope that people will see the refugees who are working here, gives an opportunity to get to know people, see the positive things that we have seen. >> reporter: this 18-year-old is a refugee from syria. she is deeply concerned about president trump's travel ban on people from her country and six others. >> the people who are killing and fighting and in the name of islam, they do not respect islam. they don't not represent us. they are just terrorists. >> i think t
ABC
Jan 5, 2017 3:30pm PST
on outlook avenue near 66th, near mills college. laura anthony is live near the scene and joins us with the latest. >> reporter: hi lar rah. first the update on the condition of the little girl. see is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. the shots rang out in this neighborhood just before noon to
ABC
Jan 16, 2017 11:00pm PST
presidency. in walnut creek, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> i will be in washington, d.c. thursday and friday to cover the events on president-elect trump's inauguration. hope you can join us. >>> more than a dozen bay area mayors are in washington this week, but it's not for the inauguration. they're attending the conference of mayors. the mayors include ed lee of san francisco, and a dozen others, including the mayors of alameda, cupertino, san leandro and richmond. all together, 300 u.s. mayors will be in the capital to meet with officials, congress members and business leaders. >>> the warriors moving to san jose? putting the dubs in the south bay before they make their long-awaited move to san francisco. >>> and a porn company says good b bye to its studio. >>> here's a look at what's tomorr coming up on jimmy kimmel live. shining, shimmering, splendid tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide a whole new world welcome to aulani it's hawaii with a touch of disney magic. for special offers visit disneyaulani.com or call your travel agent the fastest waya to ruin panca
KOFY
Jan 6, 2017 7:00pm PST
. >> not the golden state warriors. we're talking climb man's high, their football team. laura anthony has the story. >> reporter: it's a parade for the warriors. not the highly paid professional basketball players but rather the high school football team from west oakland. that won the city's first ever state championship. >> yes, yes. >> feel like you're an inspiration to the city? >> yeah, of course. >> you get up every day with power, with love, with focus. >> last month, mckleiman's upset la jolla country day, 20-17 in the 5a championship. >> it's amazing. this phenomenal. we ain't never been here before. this is the first time for us. we're all excited and pumped about it. >> the fact that our school probably doesn't even have 400 students and they made it all the way to state and they won, this is a school of champions. i'm telling you. >> reporter: mccliman's you have made oakland's star shine even brighter. >> reporter: after a rally, the players rode a bus through downtown into the west oakland community that doesn't always have great reason to celebrate. >> one of the most dangerous place
ABC
Jan 9, 2017 6:00pm PST
continues with laura anthony live along river road. some have had to leave their homes. >> reporter: it's started to rain hard here again. it's been clear for moefs the day but cloudy, of course. as the rain moves in, people have growing concerns about this behind me. this is the russian river. this is a typical scene. this is a flooded vineyard. this is typical of what we're seeing up and down the waterway. >> it's spectacular to see the river come back and mother nature say, you occupy a lot of space here, but i'm in charge. >> that's how james gore sees it. up and down his district. as the russian river has taken over large sections of what used to be its banks. fortunately, in miles an hour bell park, the residents, many in tents, moved out ahead of the flooding. >> we have a big homeless community along the river. we really had to rally hard to be able to provide spaces and overnight stays and get out the garbage and protect people's lives so we didn't have to rescue people. >> the river bend rv park is largely underwater. fortunately, not before most of the rigs relocated to highe
ABC
Jan 12, 2017 6:00pm PST
of water use? >> laura anthony is looking into that question. >> well, the spill way behind me is open for the first time in a long time. while everything looks great, there is more to the story. underground. >> this is what many california reservoirs look like at the height of the drought in the spring of 2015. half empty. this is what many look like today. more than 100% full. so full, the spill way at the san pablo reservoir is wide o n open. >> the amount of water we received is 160% of average. for the month of january, 470% of average so far. >> while federal officials may have declared northern california's drought over fp jerry brown's declaration is still in place, at least for now. >> this may be a sign that the state is coming out of the drought emergency that we've been in for years, and maybe time local control can be returned. >> nen there's the long term outlook. >> we received all of the snow. this is great, is it going to last? >> alex is a professor of earth in maraga. all this is great for surface supplies. what happens beneath the ground is even more important. >>
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Jan 12, 2017 7:00pm PST
we start to relax in terms of water use? >> laura anthony is looking into that que >> well, the spill way behind me is open for the first time in a long time. while everything looks great, there is more to the story. underground. >> this is what many california reservoirs look like at the height of the drought in the spring of 2015. half empty. this is what many look like today. more than 100% full. so full, the spill way at the san pablo reservoir is wide o n open. >> the amount of water we received is 160% of average. for the month of january, 470% of average so far. >> while federal officials may have declared northern california's drought over fp jerry brown's declaration is still in place, at least for now. >> this may be a sign that the state is coming out of the drought emergency that we've been in for years, and maybe time local control can be returned. >> nen there's the long term outlook. >> we received all of the snow. this is great, is it going to last? >> alex is a professor of earth in maraga. all this is great for surface supplies. what happens beneath the ground is ev
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Jan 13, 2017 7:00pm PST
visibility. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony drove to north star today which has more than nine feet of new snow and joins us now live. >> this is the place to be, north star, the village tonight. i'm hanging out here with a few of my friends. many of them from the bay area, right, you guys? this was the best skiing these guys have seen maybe in their lifetimes. what's not to like? the skiing, that is, after an epic storm in the high sierra that left ten feet, give or take, of new snow at resorts all around the tahoe basin. >> it was testy some places and a lot of fun, really smooth, easy to go through. >> incredible to have so much snow, so fast, setting us up for a great weekend and the whole community, everyone is so happy. they were snow dancing and it worked. >> reporter: the tricky part will be getting here. not so much because of the snow, but the traffic. though cal trans has done its own epic job of clearing the way for drivers coming up for the long holiday weekend. those not looking to ski can shop. at least that's what they're hoping in downtown trucky, draped in its own fresh l
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Jan 16, 2017 6:00pm PST
of california's 53 representatives skipping the inauguration. abc 7 news reporter, laura anthony is live after talking with local politicians about why they're not or are going. >> reporter: at last count there were more than 30 congress people across the country who would not attend the inauguration this friday. and nearly a third of those are from california. but so far here and across the country none are senators. >> he said over and over again we, have a moral obligation to do what is right to speak out. >> reporter: in her home district to celebrate the legacy of martin luther king jr., barbara lee invoked the word of the great civil rights leader to explain why she will not attend the inauguration of president-elect donald trump. >> i have a duty and responsibility to call it like it is. and that has nothing to do with respecting the office of the presidency. i just can't not celebrate in good conscience. >> prnlly quick to follow. >> the thing that bothers me most about him his constant attack on american common decency, conservative, liberal, republican, democrat, i always thought ame
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Jan 16, 2017 7:00pm PST
skipping the inauguration. abc 7 news reporter, laura anthony is live after talking with local politicians about why they're not or are going. >> reporter: at last count there were more than 30 congress people across the country who would not attend the inauguration this friday. and nearly a third of those are from california. but so far here and across the country none are senators. >> he said over and over again we, have a moral obligation to do what is right to speak out. >> reporter: in her home district to celebrate the legacy of martin luther king jr., barbara lee invoked the word of the great civil rights leader to explain why she will not attend the inauguration of president-elect donald trump. >> i have a duty and responsibility to call it like it is. and that has nothing to do with respecting the office of the presidency. i just can't not celebrate in good conscience. >> prnlly quick to follow. >> the thing that bothers me most about him his constant attack on american common decency, conservative, liberal, republican, democrat, i always thought americans had this desire to see p
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Jan 16, 2017 9:00pm PST
's 53 will be skipping the inauguration. >> abc 7 news reporter laura anthony talked with local politicians about why they are or are not going. >> he said over and over again we have a moral obligation to do what is right, to speak out. >> reporter: in her home district to celebrate the legacy of dr. martin luther king junior, oakland congresswoman barbara lee invoked the words of the great civil rights leader to explain why she will not attend the inauguration of president elect donald trump. >> and i have a duty and responsibility to call it like it is and that has nothing to do with respecting the office of the presidency. i cannot celebrate in good conscience. >> personally, i'm surprised it's a big deal. >> reporter: he was quick to follow follow. >> the thing that bothers me most is the common attack whether you're conservative, remember real, republican or democrat, i thought americans had this desire to see people, particularly in elected office different. >> rather than sit passively when i know something deeply wrong is going on. i have to send a positive message. >>
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Jan 18, 2017 9:00pm PST
.s. >>> the beginning of back to back days of political protests. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony looks at how the city is preparing. >> this city employee spent his day going door to door in oakland's downtown business district. providing information to business owners who might be concerned about upcoming zemin stations. >> we can anticipate with the inauguration on friday, a lot of activity. >> city officials will activate their emergency center. >> the destruction has damaged the reputation of some of the activists and organizers, what we're hearing is that there's a focus more on disruption than destruction. >> the largest event will be saturday, with the women's march through downtown. >> we talked with a good amount of businesses that actually said they were going to have a table right outside of their business. and cheering on us. >> iris will be speaking at the women's march. >> we need peaceful results. and we need results that are going to change and include everyone. if someone tears up personal property or businesses, that's not going to be something that i'm interested in. >> thi
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Jan 24, 2017 6:00pm PST
wanted. now the ranch, located nearby ron highway, is struggling to recover. abc 7's laura anthony is live in brentwood with the story. >> reporter: hi, dan. this is one of the many pens that is flooded here at this ranch. it's rescue ranch for farm animals. the goats here are trying to find higher ground or just a dry patch of dirt, after the weekend rains left this place in a shambles. pigs don't really like slop. or at least a sloppy mess. that is the mess left behind by the weekend storms at the spirited sanctuary, a ranch for abused and abandoned farm animals in brentwood. >> it was horrible. the winds were 50-plus miles an hour, rain coming out sideways. >> reporter: as if the lives of these horses, pigs, and chickens haven't been hard enough, their new home was nearly destroyed by a deluge of water and downed trees overt weeke the weekend. >> see the little green house? the tree came down, there was not one spot in this pen that didn't have ueucalyptus tree. >> we need to it the standing with regard to pumped out and develop a ran to either raise the ground level or build ne
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Jan 24, 2017 7:00pm PST
, is struggling to recover. abc 7's laura anthony is live in brentwood with the story. >> reporter: hi, dan. this is one of the many pens that is flooded here at this ranch. it's rescue ranch for farm animals. the goats here are trying to find higher ground or just a dry patch of dirt, after the weekend rains left this place in a shambles. pigs don't really like slop. or at least a sloppy mess. that is the mess left behind by the weekend storms at the spirited sanctuary, a ranch for abused and abandoned farm animals in brentwood. >> it was horrible. the winds were 50-plus miles an hour, rain coming out sideways. >> reporter: as if the lives of these horses, pigs, and chickens haven't been hard enough, their new home was nearly destroyed by a deluge of water and downed trees overt weeke the weekend. >> see the little green house? the tree came down, there was not one spot in this pen that didn't have ueucalyptus tree. >> we need to it the standing with regard to pumped out and develop a ran to either raise the ground level or build new fencing to relocate the horses somewhere else on the pro
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Jan 25, 2017 9:00pm PST
solved. >> they announced the arrest of marvin markle. laura anthony has the story. >> reporter: it was a murder that rocked an entire community. november 1982, the body of a 14-year-old girl was found next to train tracks. out in the open, badly beaten, just blocks from her vacaville home. >> we miss her very much. >> her mother and father have the news they've been waiting three decades to hear. 51-year-old marvin markle. >> we are encouraged that the truth will prevail and finally justice will be done. >> it's been cruel to this community for way too long. >> vacaville police chief says deanna's case became very personal to all who worked on it. from the day the ninth greater was reported missing. then 17 years old, markle was there too. while investigators had their suspensions, they couldn't make an arrest until now. >> some people share things with people, you know, and confide in people over the years. and that happened. >> the train tracks are no longer here. this is where they found her. >> i remember one point he said to me, you'll never get me mary. as he was spitting
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Jan 26, 2017 9:00pm PST
on their behalf. "abc 7 news" reporter laura anthony explains why help has taken so long. >> if it is too much for them, if it is well beyond their experience, then it should have been passed off to somebody else to handle. >> reporter: carmen breeto survived the fire, escaping her first floor studio but losing everything she owns. two months later she tells us the organization that collected the most money for ghost ship relief, an arts foundation called gray area, has yet to offer her any of the nearly 900,000 dollars they collected. >> i got an e-mail saying that we have verified you are a resident. okay, cool. you know, i'm pretty sure the rest of the world knew that two days after the fire. >> we didn't have anyway to vet them. >> reporter: the first round of distributions from gray area will finally begin this week. the foundation reseechd more than 400 online claims for ghost ship relief. many of out to be fraudulent. >> it is really important for us to outline a diligence process and go through that leg work and have the data that we needed in order for us to do the job correctly. >> r
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Jan 27, 2017 6:00pm PST
of a grandmother. last month she was found dead in her home which was set on fire. >> laura anthony has the clues that could solve this case. >> reporter: it's a surveillance video that shows a man walking, late at night in a quiet neighborhood. a man police hope can help them solve the murder of andrea st. john, 59, 12 days before christmas. police are looking for a car seen in the neighborhood around the same time. a 2011 to 2013 toyota carolla like this one. >> during that time, that snapshot of that surveillance video, that person is walking in that area is relevant to us. so we need to work and figure out who that person is. >> reporter: a widow, a mother, grandmother, st. john was found dead inside the garage of her home, a house that had been set on fire the night of december 13th. an autopsy revealed that she was murdered before the fire. neighbors tell us they haven't been able to rest easy the weeks since the murder here, and they won't until police make an arrest. >> i'm thinking about taking a self-defense class. >> reporter: franny owen can see st. john's gutted home from her front p
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Jan 27, 2017 7:00pm PST
in her home which was set on fire. >> laura anthony has the clues that could solve this case. >> reporter: it's a surveillance video that shows a man walking, late at night in a quiet neighborhood. a man police hope can help them solve the murder of andrea st. john, 59, 12 days before christmas. police are looking for a car seen in the neighborhood around the same time. a 2011 to 2013 toyota carolla like this one. >> during that time, that snapshot of that surveillance video, that person is walking in that area is relevant to us. so we need to work and figure out who that person is. >> reporter: a widow, a mother, grandmother, st. john was found dead inside the garage of her home, a house that had been set on fire the night of december 13th. an autopsy revealed that she was murdered before the fire. neighbors tell us they haven't been able to rest easy the weeks since the murder here, and they won't until police make an arrest. >> i'm thinking about taking a self-defense class. >> reporter: franny owen can see st. john's gutted home from her front porch across the street. >> sitting here
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Jan 30, 2017 9:00pm PST
the changes underway. laura anthony spent the day there to get their perspective. >> it's a coffee shop where all the employees are refugees and all the proceeds go to their community. a newly opened nonprofit called 1951 coffee company. >> we have eight employees right now from seven different countries. >> doug is one of the founders of 1951 coffee. >> we hope that people will look and see what we're doing. it gives them an opportunity to get to know people, to see the positive things we have seen. >> this 18-year-old is a refugee from syria. she's deeply concerned about president trump's travel ban on people from her country. >> they're killing and fighting in the name of islam, they do not represent islam, they do not represent us, they are just terrorists. >> this uc berkeley student sees the cafe's opening especially timely. given the executive orders coming out of washington, d.c.. >> i think it's a really good humanitarian effort, and a good combination of business and morality. >> thank you. >> 1951 not only hires refugees, the proceeds from its coffee sales also go to the refugee co
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Jan 16, 2017 4:00pm PST
. >> and that includes four congressmen an women who represent districts here in the bay area. laura anthony has the story live from walnut creek. laura? >> reporter: larry, so far of those 30 or so congress members who have decided to boycott the trump inauguration, about a third of them are from california. while some are saying it does have to do with trump's feud with john lewis, others told us today they decided before that. in oakland to celebrate martin luther king jr. day, bay area congresswoman barbara lee reaffirmed her position that she sees no reason to do the same at friday's inauguration of president-elect donald trump. >> when you look at the campaign of divisiveness and bigotry and when you look at the fact that nothing has changed since the campaign, you know, i don't think that's something that i need to do in terms of celebrating. >> reporter: lee was one of the first congress members in the country to announce she will boycott the trump inauguration. >> it doesn't look like he's going to change and grow into the office. >> reporter: concord democrat, mark desonia was quick to
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